We have never seen so many dawns in such a short time……
and we were up before the balloons took off for their early morning ride over the pagodas….
and were amused to see a tyre being pumped up…..presumably that plane would have to wait for takeoff!!
While on the plane we noticed an Aer Arann tab on one of its food lockers…..
turned out when we researched its history that it had been bought just last year from Ireland!!
All the airports we land at seem to be very far from our destination…….a one hour drive from the airport to where we need to take the boat to the lake..……….
Pace of life seemed a little slower here…….this was just outside the airport...
The canal down to the lake was quite busy…. while within Nyaung Shwe, the port for the lake.
then we arrived at the lake…….
Our first view of the leg rowing fishermen…. we couldn't stop clicking in case we never saw any others!!
We needn't have worried…they were everywhere!
Then a visit to a lotus weaving workshop, Ko Than Hlaing at Inpawkhon on the lake…… this actually was very interesting, they pull the fibre out of the lotus stems….hard work which takes time and makes the product quite expensive relative to silk, which they also weave.
We were now beginning to think of lunch…..breakfast had been at 6.30am and we had done quite a lot since then! Our guide had planned a typical tourist restaurant for us ( mentioned pizza and pasta possibilities!)…….I had other plans!! I had read about a Burmese cat sanctuary…with a restaurant!!